Scholarships and Financial Aid

Start early! - By researching your options early, you are in the best position to find financial aid for studying abroad. You will discover that most scholarships require that you apply up to a year in advance of your departure date. It is never too early to start searching.  Here are some resources:

Financial Aid and Veterans Benefits

Federal Direct Loans may be a possible funding source in covering the expenses associated with study abroad trips.  For student who have served, some VA benefits might be applicable. Interested students should go to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs office to determine their eligibility in participating in Federal Direct Loan program offerings.

 

Scholarships for CPCC Programs

To be eligible for scholarships, you must be a full-time CPCC student.  However, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to participate on any study abroad program.

  • Canada or Paris - Boye French Immersion Scholarship provides a recipient with up to $800 for CPCC's French in Canada or Taste of Paris program.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in a CPCC French course.  Applications due by Jan 31, 2014.
  • Japan, British Isles and Greece & Italy - CPCC’s Global Learning Office will be offering, for the first time, three $1000 scholarships for participants on the 2014 Japan, British Isles or Greece & Italy programs.  One scholarship will be given out to one participant on each program.  Interested students should submit the application, personal essay and three recommendations to the Global Learning Office (Overcash 303, global.learning@cpcc.edu) by Jan 31, 2014.  Applications will be reviewed and top candidates will be contacted for interviews in early February.  The criteria for selection are as follows: 1. Full time CPCC student, 2. Limited travel experience (priority will be given to applicants who have never traveled outside of the country before), 3. Demonstrated financial need.

 

External Scholarships

CPCC's Global Learning Office will support your application to any of the below scholarships for which you are qualified.

  • Gilman International Scholarship Program - This scholarship provides study abroad scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
  • Study Abroad Funding - search by your destination country or field of study
  • Study Abroad Scholarships - search this comprehensive listing to see if any of these scholarships are applicable to you.

 

External Programs and Fellowships

Students interested can pursue external programs through independent study.  Contact the Global Learning Office to learn how.

  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) - CBYX provides students and recent graduates the opportunity to live, study, and intern in Germany on a full-year, funded fellowship.  CBYX is sponsored by the US and German governments for applicants in all career fields between the ages of 18-24, and does not require any prior German language knowledge!  Applicants in business, vocational, technical, engineering, scientific, and agricultural fields are especially encouraged to apply.
  • US State Department Exchanges - Use this tool to find programs on cultural, research, teaching, business development and musical & artistic exchanges.

 

Fundraising

With perseverance and organization you can raise funds to study abroad. Click here to learn how!